Cargill Species Technology Lead Poultry in Netherlands

Species Technology Lead Poultry

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 150,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.


P osition purpose:

The Species Technology Leader (STL) Poultry is embedded in the SMT (Strategic Marketing and Technology) organization in Cargill Animal Nutrition. The STL will be responsible for effectively applying new products, services and solutions (NPSS) into our CPN and CFN businesses. This person will lead/support global projects based on the strategic choices made by the poultry core team and lead NPSS application into the businesses. Effective leadership in developing, deploying and understanding nutrition technology, along with working and leading people is critically important. The STL Poultry will need to apply their unique skills and experiences to impact our diverse global business and meet business goals.

Principal responsibilities:

Technology Application:

Lead the application of nutritional technologies to the local market by working closely with the Technology, Marketing and/or Commercial Leaders in CFN and CPN businesses. Responsible for leading leaders in the application of global nutrition technologies to local customer segments and is accountable for business results. This role will also play an important role with local application teams (formulation, technology, sourcing, operations) through training and ensuring proper application of existing and new nutrition technologies through reviews.

Technology Leader & Talent Development:

Provide the technology leadership to our global business as an extended team member. Lead training and development for technical roles located in CFN and CPN businesses. Contribute to the CAN 2020 strategy to develop industry leading practitioners.

Technology Offering & Portfolio Development:

Lead or support the development of global offerings in the poultry portfolio. This can include model and tool development work and the development of new nutrients. The STL will be responsible for understanding how to best align new or existing nutrition technologies to the customer need &/or proposed benefit. The STL will work closely with strategic marketing and R&D to ensure connectivity and the right projects are in the portfolio to support the CAN poultry strategy.

Customer Management:

Work directly with select Strategic Accounts as needed. This may include Cargill Animal Protein businesses, Strategic Accounts of the Animal Nutrition Platform, or Cargill Corporate Accounts.

Approximately 30 % traveling is required for this function.


Required Qualifications

  • M.Sc. in Animal Nutrition or related field.

  • Experience (at least 3 years) in applying nutrition technology in the feed industry and/or on production farms.

  • Experience leading leaders, providing coaching and developing talent.

  • Demonstrated ability to conceptualize and develop relevant nutrient systems with on-farm applications.

  • Demonstrated ability to adjust to ever-changing markets and customer needs and, in turn, apply relevant technology accordingly.

  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal in English.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Animal Nutrition or related field.

  • At least 5 years in applying nutrition technology in the feed industry and/or on production farms.

  • Experience in different geographies and cultures.

  • Fluent in other languages, such as Mandarin or Spanish.

Job Research and Development

Primary Location Netherlands

Other Locations Region - Europe

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: NET00082